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1914 - Signal newspaper owner-editor Scott Newhall born in San Francisco [story]
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Aug. 29: Heart of the West at Home Annual Dinner, Auction
Tuesday, Jun 23, 2020

Carousel Ranch announced plans for the 24th Annual Dinner, Auction, and Children’s Riding Demonstration set for Saturday, Aug. 29, starting at 6:00 p.m. The annual event, which in recent years has been held on the Ranch’s property, will transform into Heart of the West at Home offering guests a unique...

Artists Needed for ‘Artquinox’ Event in September
Thursday, Jul 18, 2019

Arts for Santa Clarita is looking for artists – musicians, actors, writers, visual artists and more – to participate in the next Artquinoxen event scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 21, at Eureka Village, the home of SCV Adventure Play Foundation. An “Artquinox” is a small, ticketed art event that...

June 22: Project Sebastian All Day Fundraiser
Tuesday, May 28, 2019

The inaugural California Batten Disease Awareness Weekend for Project Sebastian will be held at Vincenzo’s Pizza, Newhall location, Saturday, June 22, at 4:30 p.m. Project Sebastian is a local nonprofit organization raising funds and awareness for Batten Disease CLN8, which is a rare, fatal, degenerative...

Circle of Hope Names Laura Kirchhoff New Executive Director
Thursday, May 2, 2019

After announcing the retirement of Executive Director Pam Ripling, board members at Circle of Hope, Inc., launched an immediate search for a new Executive Director. While several excellent candidates were identified, the challenge was answered from within their own boardroom. Circle of Hope is excited...

ARTree News: Spring, Summer Schedule Announced; ARTree Founder Retires
Tuesday, Apr 23, 2019

The ARTree has released the schedule for its Spring & Summer classes. The local nonprofit also announced ARTree President and board member has retired from his position to pursue his own artistic endeavors. Late Spring & Summer classes: Junior Sampler – ARTree has another round of weekly...

Circle of Hope Executive Director to Retire
Tuesday, Mar 26, 2019

Circle of Hope, Inc. announced Monday its Executive Director, Pam Ripling, is retiring and the organization is currently seeking her replacement. Ripling joined the Circle of Hope family in 2011 after an already impressive history of service within the Santa Clarita Valley nonprofit arena. She immediately...

Michael Hoefflin Foundation Seeking Toy Donations
Thursday, Nov 29, 2018

The Michael Hoefflin Foundation will be hosting a holiday party for its Foundation families on Sunday, Dec. 9. The Foundation is in need of toys for the party. Any donations of a new, unwrapped toy would be greatly appreciated. Donations can be brought to the Foundation office: 26470 Ruether Ave.,...

Annual Bridge to Home Fundraiser Brings in More than $100K
Thursday, Nov 22, 2018

Bridge to Home, the primary homeless services provider in the Santa Clarita Valley, wants to thank the community for their support of our annual Soup for the Soul fundraiser. The event, held Oct. 13, welcomed some 250 guests to the rooftop in Old Town Newhall. Between ticket sales, generous sponsorships...

Michael Hoefflin Foundation Seeking Donations for Holiday Baskets
Thursday, Nov 15, 2018

The Michael Hoefflin Foundation for children’s cancer is getting ready to celebrate the 2018 Holiday Season. Each year the Foundation provides a Holiday Basket for the families it serves to provide Hope, Help and Healing during the Holidays. This year, the Foundation will distribute approximately...

Nov. 29: Concert, Art Exhibit Benefiting SCV Senior Center

The Silvertone Singers, in an effort to raise funding for the new Senior Center set to open in Spring 2019, presents a concert focusing on the theme of “Money.” For a suggested donation of $5, you’ll enjoy such currency favorites as Money Makes the World Go ‘Round (from Cabaret), Buddy...

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The William S. Hart Union High School is looking for two new members to serve on the Measure SA Citizens’ Oversight Committee. These members will serve two-year terms with a maximum of three consecutive terms.
Hart Seeking Members for Citizens’ Oversight Committee
Santa Clarita-based Princess Cruises announced Thursday the sale of Pacific Princess to an undisclosed buyer.
Princess Cruises Announces Sale of Pacific Princess to Undisclosed Buyer
After a dayslong wind event hit the Santa Clarita Valley, most area residents power had been restored by Thursday morning.
SoCal Edison Restores Power to Most SCV Residents
The Los Angeles County Coroner-Medical Examiner’s Office identified Carlos Salgado-Ruiz, 35, of Santa Clarita, as the pedestrian killed after being struck by a vehicle in Saugus Wednesday night.
Pedestrian Killed in Saugus Hit-and-Run Identified
1914 - Signal newspaper owner-editor Scott Newhall born in San Francisco [story]
Scott Newhall
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health on Wednesday confirmed 262 new deaths and 6,492 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, as the county's rollout of an extremely limited vaccine supply continues at Dodger Stadium and five supersites including Six Flags Magic Mountain.
Wednesday COVID-19 Roundup: SCV Cases Total 22,232; Vaccines in ‘Extremely Limited Supply’
In what some hailed as the most important speech at an inauguration in modern American history, President Joe Biden called for a new era of unity and healing as he pledged to bring an end to the pandemic that has dramatically altered the lives of every American while leading the restoration of a battered economy.
Biden Inauguration: ‘This Is Democracy’ – President Calls for Unity in Inaugural Address
Almost directly after taking the oath as President of the United States, Joe Biden on his first day in office is expected to reverse a number of his predecessor’s policies and federal agency standards.
Biden’s Busy First Day: Action on COVID-19, Climate, Racial Equality
California Senator Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita) was unanimously selected as Senate Republican Leader-elect, Senate Republican Leader Shannon Grove (R-Bakersfield) announced Wednesday.
Wilk Named California Senate Republican Leader-Elect
Concluding with his oath to faithfully uphold and defend the U.S. Constitution, Joseph R. Biden became the 46th president of the United States at noon Wednesday.
New President Inaugurated: White House Changes Hands at Critical Moment in History
The Los Angeles County Public Health Department opened the Six Flags Magic Mountain vaccination site Tuesday, one of the five larger vaccination sites opened this week in conjunction with the Fire Department and other agencies.
Magic Mountain Opens Vaccination Site, Aims to Administer More Than 2K Doses a Day
California fired back on the Trump administration’s eleventh-hour attempt to gut the Endangered Species Act before the president left office Wednesday.
California Leads Charge Against Parting Gut of Endangered Species Act
After nearly a year of lockdowns, social distancing, widespread infection, and COVID-19-related death in Los Angeles, residents are preparing for the next chapter of the pandemic: vaccination distribution.
L.A. County Health Officials Address Challenges to Vaccination Distribution
California’s holiday COVID-19 wave appears to have crested, with state officials announcing Tuesday that hospitalizations and new infections are starting to decrease for the first time in weeks.
Officials: California’s Holiday COVID-19 Wave Appears to Have Crested
As coronavirus cases spiked to record highs and spurred statewide lockdowns this past summer, Governor Gavin Newsom and the California Legislature have scrambled to devise a COVID-19 aid plan for the state’s nearly $10 billion share of federal CARES Act funding.
California Leaders Blasted for Giving Less COVID-19 Aid to Small Communities
Soon after Los Angeles County officials announced Tuesday that, by the afternoon, residents age 65 and older could register for the COVID-19 vaccine, the signup website crashed, with thousands of inquiries pending.
L.A. County COVID-19 Vaccine Signup Website Crashes
1993 - Hart High grad Dee Dee Myers (1979) becomes first female White House press secretary [story]
Dee Dee Myers
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Tuesday 186 new deaths and 7,902 new cases of confirmed COVID-19, with 22,102 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Tuesday COVID-19 Roundup: County Ramps Up Large-Scale Vaccination Sites; SCV Tops 22,000 Total Cases
I think everyone gave a sigh of relief at midnight on Dec. 31, 2020. The most troubling and stressful year in recent memory was finally over.
Pets Are Source of Unconditional Love During Uncertain World | Marcia Mayeda
A brush fire quickly spread near Towsley Canyon on Tuesday afternoon, with initial reports indicating it had grown by 50 acres within a half-hour.
Strong Winds Fuel Towsley Canyon Fire
As winds continue to whip through the Santa Clarita Valley, firefighters are battling another brush fire in Canyon Country where structures may be threatened.
Canyon Country Fire Threatens Structures
SACRAMENTO – California State Epidemiologist Dr. Erica S. Pan issued the following statement Sunday recommending providers pause the administration of lot 41L20A of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine due to possible allergic reactions that are under investigation.
California Issues Warning Against Batch of Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine After Allergic Reactions Reported
ARTree Community Arts Center is offering virtual classes that you can share with family and friends, not just around the country, but around the world.
ARTree Offering Virtual Individual, Group Classes